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These resources are available following an incident of sexual violence. The resources a person may need following an incident that occurred several weeks, months, or years ago may be different so not all resources listed here may be relevant to you at this time. For example, certain options for medical treatment and the preservation of physical evidence are more effective immediately following an incident.  However, all options are available below as needed. There are resources for you.

Law Enforcement:

Duke University Police Department
Location: 502 Oregon Street, Durham, NC 27708
To report an assault, call: 919-684-2444 or 9-1-1 (emergency)

The Duke University Police Department provides 24-hour law enforcement and security services to Dukes academic campus and health system, as well as off-campus areas. The department€™s goal is to provide a safe and secure environment in which students can learn, grow, and enjoy their Duke experience. You can visit the department anytime to talk about any safety concerns or questions. It is your choice as to whether or not to notify Duke Police of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, or stalking; regardless of whether you choose to do so, the other offices listed as resources can assist you. You can also report concerns anonymously through Duke Polices Silent Witness Program:  

Call 911

Medical Attention:

Duke University strives to ensure that no student under care for sexual violence be denied medical examination or care because of financial need. If needed, Duke University will fully cover the costs associated with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE), and may be supported for other health requirements. The Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention staff can arrange for care and should be immediately consulted.

Duke University Hospital Emergency Room
Location: 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
Hours: Open 24 hours / 7 days a week
Phone: 888-275-3853

If you have been sexually assaulted within the past 120 hours, it is important to get the proper medical evaluation.  Duke University Hospital has specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) who can provide medical care, test for STIs and pregnancy, and collect forensic evidence that can later be used in court.  Even if you do not think you would like to pursue a criminal case, you can have the evidence collected anonymously so you can decide later whether filing a police report is right for you.

Duke Regional Hospital Emergency Room
Location: 3643 Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704
Hours: Open 24 hours / 7 days a week
Phone: 919-470-4000

Duke Student Health 
Location: 2nd Floor | Student Wellness Center | 305 Towerview Road
Hours: Monday -€“ Friday, 8:30 AM -€“ 5 PM; Saturday Urgent Care, 9 AM - 1 PM
Phone: 919-681-9355, Option #2; after hours: 919-966-3820

Duke Student Health Center can provide general medical care for students who have been sexually assaulted. Services include testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, prescriptions for STI antibiotics, treatment for injuries, and referrals to campus support services. Please keep in mind that an examination done at Student Health is NOT admissible in court as evidence that an assault has taken place. If you think you may wish to file a police report at any time, Student Health staff will recommend that you go to Duke University Hospital, where medical evidence can be preserved.

Counseling and Case Management:

Campus Resources Available to You

Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention, Duke Women'€™s Center
Location: Crowell Hall, 10 Epworth Lane, East Campus, Duke University
Hours: Monday -€“ Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Phone: 919-684-3897, after hours or on weekends: 919-886-6814

Graduate and undergraduate students of any gender who are survivors of sexual violence (including sexual assault), interpersonal violence, and stalking can get information and support about their options including, but not limited to: housing and academic accommodations, filing a formal report with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, referrals and accompaniment for medical assessment and treatment, assistance with law enforcement and obtaining a protective order, safety assessment and planning, and assessment of the need for additional social and emotional support.

Graduate and undergraduate students of any gender who are victims of gender violence--sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking--can get information and support about their options including, but not limited to:

  • Assessment of your needs for social and emotional support
  • Housing and academic accommodations
  • Referrals and accompaniment for medical assessment and treatment
  • Filing a formal report with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Assistance with law enforcement and obtaining a protective order
  • Safety assessment and planning
  • Trauma-focused therapy

Services include:

  • Counseling & Case Management
    Therapy for survivors of gender violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, stalking, and dating violence is available to undergraduates and graduate students who are enrolled at Duke as full time students. Two licensed clinical social workers provide clinical interventions to assist the student in resolving symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
  • Medical Care Accompaniment
    A trained staff person will accompany a survivor of sexual assault to seek medical care after an assault.  If the survivor chooses, this care may include a forensic examination to collect evidence of the assault or follow-up appointments for STI prophylaxis and pregnancy testing. Throughout the process, we will be there to answer questions and offer support, as desired.
  • Legal Accompaniment
    Staff will accompany a survivor of gender violence to report a crime to police, obtain a protective order or attend court if criminal or civil actions are pursued. Duke Police can also take a report from a student and/or explain their options.

Counseling and Psychological Services
€‹Location: 3rd Floor | Student Wellness Center | 305 Towerview Road
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM -€“ 5 PM 
Phone: 919-660-1000

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps Duke students gain skills, overcome challenges, and build the resilience necessary to learn and thrive in their academic and personal lives. CAPS offers many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including those coping with sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence. CAPS services for these students can include individual and/or group psychotherapy, workshops and discussion groups, psychiatric evaluation and medication treatment, and assistance with the development of safety plans.

Phone: 919-684-6334
Emergency Phone: (mobile) 919-257-0160.

The Ombudsperson is the university's sole confidential resource for sexual misconduct situations occurring in Duke programs taking place outside of North Carolina, including study abroad programs.

The Ombudsperson provides a neutral, safe, and confidential environment to talk. The Ombudsperson: listens to concerns and complaints and discusses appropriate options, helps to evaluate options, assists students in resolving problems, convenes meetings, engages in "shuttle diplomacy", refers students to appropriate campus resources. provides information about university resources.

The Ombudsperson will not provide mediation in situations involving sexual violence and does not provide professional counseling; a student needing such counseling will be referred to one of the other confidential resources or may contact them directly.


Report Incident:

Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Location: East Campus, 2nd floor of the Crowell Building behind Wilson and Epworth Dorms
Hours: Monday -€“ Friday, 8 AM -€“ 5 PM
Phone: 919-684-6938
Email: or 
report an incident at:

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is committed to ensuring an environment free of harassment and sexual violence. Graduate and undergraduate students who experience sexual misconduct are encouraged to contact Student Conduct to learn about the services it provides to hold students who victimize others accountable for their actions, including €˜no contact€™ directives.

Location: 1st Floor | Student Wellness Center | 305 Towerview Road
Hours: Monday -€“ Friday, 8 AM -€“ 5 PM
Phone: 919-681-2455
E-mail: or report an incident at:  

DukeReach directs students, faculty, staff, parents and others to the resources available to help a student in need. Services participating in DukeReach come from across campus. The program is managed by the Dean of Students Office. 

Office for Institutional Equity
Title IX Compliance
Location: 114 S. Buchanan Blvd. Bay 8, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-684-1437

The Office for Institutional Equity provides a range of services that uphold values of equity and diversity, as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action and harassment prevention. The Director of Title IX Compliance coordinates the University'€™s efforts to meet federal, state, and University requirements regarding sexual harassment, including sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.


Additional Resources:

Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) 
206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701
Office Phone: (919) 403-9425
24-hour crisis line: 919-403-6562 (English) 
Office Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM

Located off campus in the city of Durham, DCRC works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support and prevention. Services include: a 24-hour crisis line, information and case management, sexual assault services for individuals and families, legal advocacy, survivors’ groups, specialized safety programs, temporary emergency shelter, and counseling.

Duke Visa Services
Location: 114 S. Buchanan Blvd. Bay 7, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-681-8472

Duke Visa Services can advise international students who experience sexual violence of possible visa issues should they need to take a reduced course load or a leave of absence while recovering from the immediate effects of the sexual violence.